Schedule & Objectives

Perinatal Loss & Traumatic Grief: The Gift of Full Presence A Workshop for Birth Attendants

Description & Intention 

Training Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral responses following perinatal loss and traumatic grief.
  • Participants will understand the specificities of traumatic grief.
  • Participants will understand personal and societal issues that may impact the grieving process for individuals.
  • Participants will identify specific interventions to support and meet the needs of mothers and their partners following perinatal loss.
  • Participants will differentiate between helpful and non-helpful provider responses.
  • Participants will learn appropriate support techniques in acute and postpartum grief.

 

Day 1

Morning:
Welcome and Introductions
Perinatal Loss Overview
You and Loss (Experiential exercise)
Myths and Truths about Grief
Break
Disenfranchised Grief

Lunch on your own

Afternoon:
Couples Grief
Cultural Differences and Parental Choice in Grief –
Film viewing
Break
Discussion, Questions
Self- care

Day 2

Morning:
Welcome Back and Check in
Traumatic Grief
How to Help—In the acute stage and postpartum
Break
Mindfulness and Presence

Lunch on your own

Afternoon:
Experiential component (partner work)
Panel and Questions
Break
Avoiding Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

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